Please note that our office will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve, re-opening at 9am on Thursday 6th January 2022. Our Freephone emergency repairs line will remain open as usual on 0808 202 6565. The Board and staff at SHA would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
With the rapid spread of the new Covid variant, we are looking for cooperation from our customers to protect their own health and safety and that of our customers and staff. Please note the following precautions that we will take to protect you, and precautions that you can take to protect our staff/contractors:
- Our staff will carry out a Covid test (lateral flow) each day prior to coming into work
- We will continue to carry out Covid screening checks with you before any staff/contractors visit your home. We ask that while our staff/contractors are in your home, please wear a mask, socially distance, sanitise and ventilate your homes by opening windows as appropriate
- You can contact us by phone /e-mail at any time during office hours and still visit the office to speak to staff in person on an appointment only basis. If coming into our reception area you must wear a face mask, sanitise your hands, and observe 2m social distancing. You must NOT visit the office if you have Covid symptoms, have had a positive Covid test, or have been in close contact with anyone in the last 10 days who has tested positive for Covid
Please be assured that your health and safety, and that of our staff and contractors, is our main priority and any restrictions that we bring in are for your protection. We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt our services as needed.
Construction work is now underway on an exciting new 44-home, family friendly development for Shettleston Housing Association.
Paisley based construction firm, The JR Group, has commenced site preparation and construction works on the former St Mark’s school site on the edge of Tollcross Park. Work is expected to be completed over a 16-month period and all the family homes should be ready for new residents by early March 2023.
The 44 new high-quality homes for social rent will provide a mix of eight cottage flats, 17 family homes, and 19 flats arranged across the two parts of the development. Private and communal gardens, parking and amenity space will also be delivered as part of the contract.
All homes have been designed to achieve Glasgow City Council’s Gold Hybrid standard of energy efficiency and this will ensure homes are warm, comfortable, and easy to heat.
As part of this project The JR Group will provide a range of community benefits, including local employment and training opportunities, and the team is already working to assist local community organisations in the area.
Funding for the project has been secured through Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme and from the Association’s own loan finance via Royal Bank of Scotland.
Chair of Shettleston Housing Association, Lesley Scoffield, said: “We’re delighted to see this significant family development get underway. Shettleston needs more good quality family homes, and we are pleased to be able to deliver this highly energy efficient development in an ideal location next to Tollcross Park.”
Andrew Dallas, Projects Director for The JR Group, said: “We are delighted to start work on this development and working alongside Shettleston Housing Association to deliver a mix of much-needed family homes for the area whilst repurposing the former St Mark’s school site.
“We always make the commitment to invest in the communities we are working in, and this case is no different, through employment and training opportunities. We are also speaking to a number of community groups to consider how we might support them over the duration of construction.”
Please note that both Shettleston Housing Association and Upkeep will close on Friday 17th December, from 12.30pm, re-opening on Monday 20th December, at 9am. During this time, you will be able to contact the repairs line to report repairs as normal. Our freephone repairs line can be reached on 0808 202 6565.
From 31st January 2022 all young people in Scotland aged 21 or younger will be able to enjoy FREE bus travel.
Anyone aged 11 to 21 can get free travel by using their Young Scot National Entitlement Card. More information can be found here: https://www.transport.gov.scot/…/young-persons-free-bus-tr…/
Shettleston Housing Association Ltd is a Registered Scottish Charity, No. SC036687. Registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, No. 183. Registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Act 2014, Registered No. SP1884RS. Property Factor Registered No. PF000226. Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. FRN730115. VAT Number GB873630609.